Challenge! March Symposium: The Small Sensor Look.

drd1135

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SW Virginia
Real Name
Steve
But gear lust is fun though, right?

"I'd be a ____ photographer if only I had ____!"
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I've fallen repeatedly for this false premise. And it's sometimes hard to discern lust from need. And the hunt is fun!

To end the month, a couple of photos where the gear does matter!

July 21, 2020
Went out in search of Comet Neowise but the northern skies were cloudy. Turned around and saw Saturn. Pentax Q-S1, 55-300mm zoom @ 300mm (1395mm eq), ISO100, 0.5s

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Saturn in the Southern Sky (cropped) by John Flores, on Flickr

January 21, 2019
Went into the backyard to capture the Super Blood Wolf Moon with the Pentax Q1

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Super Blood Wolf Moon (Pentax Q-S1, 55-300mm zoom @ 200mm (940mm 35mmEQ), ISO1600, 0.5s) by John Flores, on Flickr

Ended up with more than I bargained for! Look closely at around the 8pm position:

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Meteor impact during Super Blood Wolf Moon by John Flores, on Flickr

Pentax Q-S1, 55-300mm zoom @ 300mm (1410mm 35mmEQ), ISO800, 0.25s

Total dumb luck that I photographed a meteor impact on the moon!

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Meteor impact (closeup) during Super Blood Wolf Moon by John Flores, on Flickr

Fun challenge - I enjoyed seeing everyone's photos!
John, the first time I saw this post I must have had my glasses off and wondered why you posted that first shot with the smudge. As someone who has used a Q with a telephoto, I salute your efforts and results.
 
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drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Location
SW Virginia
Real Name
Steve
Steve, forgive me for not mentioning it yesterday, but: Thanks a lot for coming up with this and encouraging a refreshingly relaxed take at our shared passion! It was definitely worth it.

M.
Thank you, Matt. Maybe we can resurrect the symposium format with another theme in the future. Maybe a normal lens challenge . . .
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
Thank you, Matt. Maybe we can resurrect the symposium format with another theme in the future. Maybe a normal lens challenge . . .
Steve, you are more than welcome to propose something like that again - and your idea is already resonating with me (even if it's a bit close to a Single In - no problem for me but maybe for others). I'd be in on one of those, anyway.

M.
 
I don’t have any photos of 80 foot radioactive snakes, alas, or I would post, I promise! Instead, just a fisherman and some flying cockroaches.

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I get it what you mean 🙄

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